Beyonce’s new world tour, the Mrs. Carter Show, has been making a few waves since it kicked off on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia.
The reasons are many. First up, the 31-year-old’s ultra-risque tour costumes. A crystal-studded bodysuit hand-painted complete with trompe l’oeil breasts and nipples comes to mind.
Secondly, Beyonce’s decision to ban all professional photographers from her shows after being widely mocked when it was discovered that she had tried to pull unflattering Super Bowl pictures from the web. It became a bit of a thing.
Third, there was the curious rumor about the singer getting slapped in Serbia as she walked through the crowd. Turns out, it was just some over excited folk in the audience. But, more than a few people took notice.
The over 61-date tour will see Beyonce take in major arenas around the world, drop new tracks from her upcoming Pepsi backed album including new single “Grown Woman” and controversial teaser “Bow Down.”
After Europe and a festival dates, the North American leg of the tour starts on June 28 and will — fittingly — see the tour finish in husband Jay-Z’s home city and part owned venue, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 5.
Anyway, Qeen Bey has decided to show civilians who haven’t had the chance to see her in action yet, a taste of what we’re missing.
The Houston native had released a video of her tour and — it has to be said — it looks amazing.
Imagine Donna Summer meets Xanadu meets Ziegfeld Follies and you’d have a close enough idea of Beyonce’s tour. The lady puts on a show.
The video features stunning stage outfits from a clutch of designers, hits galore and lots of punchy hand gestures.
But don’t take my word for it, judge for yourself and sound off below.
Will you be checking out Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show tour?